Central London Group September Meeting

Our September meeting had as its theme “Storytelling”, which could be interpreted as a series of photographs with an obvious narrative thread, various ways of editing to achieve a narrative or even a single image which tells a story. And the work that people showed did range from very literal interpretations of the theme: real stories set at a country fair (Sue) or a sheep fair (Jim) to meditations of what makes up a story. Chris and Heather showed self-published books that by their very page-turning nature become stories of particular places. Sally celebrated the regeneration of Liverpool. Edith composed an elegy for an ancestor who had been a great gardener. Lucy showed a single photograph of a woman praying on a riverbank in India, which was a story in itself. Antonia put together a short “autobiography” made up of the places where she had lived. Natalie transformed a personally important week in Scotland into a series of water ripples and reflections. Peter had a series of “scene of the crime” shots that set the scene before our imaginations make up a story. Brendan scanned slides he made in 1986 when a medical student in Tanzania. Simon had the most abstract interpretation of the theme: a short story of patterns of light and shadow and mysterious texture.

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Edith Templeton

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Jim Paterson

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Simon Butcher

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Peter Luck

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Haunted/Distopia/Destruction – as we head towards Winter an opportunity to examine the darker side of life! Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.
Advance notice for November: Night Photography

2016 Meeting Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 16th November
Wednesday 14th December

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